The Press: Death of the News

For 55 years, the Cleveland News (circ. 124,697) tried to prove that Cleveland was a three-paper town. Always sickly, it survived against the other afternoon paper, Scripps-Howard sturdy Press (circ. 304,074), only through the pump priming of its owner since 1932, the Forest City Publishing Co., which also prints Cleveland's morning paper, the healthy Plain Dealer (circ. 305.291). But last week the News was dead: tired of pouring Plain Dealer profits into the News, Forest City's President Sterling E. Graham had announced the sale of the News to Scripps-Howard's Press for an estimated $1,250,000. The last surviving trace of the paper...

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